Smart-home systems should improve the quality of life of its users while protecting their privacy
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
July 22, 2021
Description / Summary
What are the different types of technology-based strategies available to help older adults living independently in their homes, and to what extent do these technologies protect the privacy of their users?
Older adults prefer to live in their homes rather than in a facility even when they require specialized care. Care in nursing homes requires high costs and high numbers of healthcare professionals.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in smart-home technology to monitor the activities of older adults and support caregivers. This will allow older adults to live more independently and have an improved quality of life.
User privacy is a concern raised by smart-home technologies. The technology needs to be non-intrusive and protect the privacy of users.